Dr. Sean Palacios

Dr. Sean Palacios, M.D., F.A.C.S.

Sean David Palacios, M.D., F.A.C.S. is a neuro-otologic surgeon who treats disorders of the ear, hearing and balance, and tumors which affect the skull base. Dr. Palacios is fellowship trained and board certified in Neurotology/Skull Base Surgery and Board Certified in Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery (Ear, Nose, and Throat). He is a diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryingology-Head and Neck Surgery and has been elected as a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons.

He is well practiced in the evaluation and medical/surgical treatment of problems related to the ear, including sudden hearing loss, tympanic membrane perforation, ossicular chain problems, otosclerosis, cholesteatoma, exostosis (“surfer’s ear”), single-sided deafness, Ménière’s disease, tinnitus, vertigo, eustachian tube dysfunction, cochlear implants, bone anchored hearing aids, pituatary tumors, acoustic neuromas, and conductive and sensorineural hearing loss.

Dr. Palacios also specializes in medical/surgical treatments of sinus disease and allergy. Dr. Palacios is a native of Las Vegas. Upon completing his undergraduate training at the Universtiy of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) he went on to achieve his doctorate degree in medicine from the University of Nevada School of Medicine.

After graduation, Dr. Palacios obtained a grant from the National Institutes of Health to conduct research at the University of California, San Diego in the area of cellular and molecular biology of the middle and inner ear. Upon completion of his research he underwent a year of general surgery internship training at the University of California, San Franciso-East Bay and the University of California, San Diego (UCSD).

Dr. Palacios stayed at UCSD to complete his four-year residency training in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery followed by a two-year clinical fellowship in Otology, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery. Dr. Palacios has returned home to Las Vegas to establish the Nevada Ear & Sinus Institute. It is his goal to build a center for excellence in treatment of the most complex diseases of the ear and neurotologic system. Dr. Palacios has published numerous papers in peer reviewed medical and surgical journals.

He has presented research at many national and international meetings in his area of expertise and continues to do clinical research based out of his institute. Additionally, Dr. Palacios enjoys mentoring students from the local universities as well as volunteering his clinical skills in third world countries. Dr. Palacios and his wife enjoy world travel, SCUBA Diving, hiking, and high altitude mountaineering.

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